Brandan A. Hallaq

Brandan A. Hallaq is an attorney with Hirzel Law, PLC where he concentrates his practice in the areas of business/corporate and real estate law. Mr. Hallaq dedicates the majority of his practice to representing condominium associations and homeowners associations in a wide variety of legal matters including developer litigation and enforcement of restrictive covenants. In both 2018 and 2019, he was selected as a Michigan “Rising Star” in the area of real estate law by Super Lawyers Magazine, a designation that is given to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in Michigan each year.

He litigates cases involving defective construction, contract disputes, shareholder/member disputes, quiet title actions to determine interests in property, enforcement of restrictive covenants, real estate foreclosure actions, and bankruptcy matters representing creditors. Although much of his practice involves litigation, Mr. Hallaq also has experience preparing documents for business and real estate transactions, including purchase agreements, franchise agreements, loan/financing agreements, commercial and residential lease agreements, and mortgages.

Mr. Hallaq obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School in May 2016 where he graduated cum laude. During law school, he served as an Assistant Editor on the Wayne Law Review, where his Student Note was selected for publication, and he participated in the Transactional Law Competition where students were required to draft and negotiate a complex agreement for a large business transaction. He also received the Bronze and Silver Key Certificates for academic excellence, was awarded the 2016 Association of Corporate Counsel Michigan Scholarship Award for excellence in business and corporate law classes, and was named as a Dean’s Scholar for all three years of law school.

He can be reached at (248) 478-1800 or at bhallaq@hirzellaw.com.

Publications

Major Revisions to the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act: Why Michigan Associations Should Take Note, Michigan Real Property Review published by the Real Property Law Section State Bar of Michigan, 42 Mich. Real Prop. Rev. 41 (2015).

An Important Lesson for Condominium Developers: The Michigan Community Association Law Blog, December 22, 2016.

In Re Fuqua: An Examination Of The Consequences Of Utilizing Various Methods Of Valuation In Bankruptcy Proceedings, 62 Wayne Law Review 273 (2017).

Why Every Condominium and Homeowners Association Should Trademark its Name and Logo: The Michigan Community Association Law Blog, February 6, 2017.

Condominium Association’s Right to an Easement: The Michigan Community Association Law Blog, March 17, 2017.

What is a Personal Guaranty and Why is it Important with a Commercial Lease?: The Michigan Real Estate Law Blog, April 13, 2017.

What is a Disclosure Statement and What is Required?: The Michigan Community Association Law Blog, April 20, 2017.

The Difference between General and Limited Common Elements in Traditional and Site Condominiums in Michigan: The Michigan Community Association Law Blog, June 27, 2017.

Should your Community Association have a Holiday Party?: The Michigan Community Association Law Blog, December 14, 2017.

Enforcing Speed Limits in Michigan Condominium and Homeowners Associations: The Michigan Community Association Law Blog, January 10, 2018.

Michigan Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Township in Zoning Ordinance Dispute over Short-Term Rentals: The Michigan Community Association Law Blog, November 7, 2018.

Vacating a Road or Alley under the Land Division Act: The Michigan Real Estate Law Blog, May 15, 2019.

Michigan Court of Appeals Rules that the Failure to hold Annual Meetings does not deprive a Nonprofit Corporation’s Board of Directors of Authority to act on behalf of the Corporation: The Michigan Community Association Law Blog, July 11, 2019.